The death toll in Iraq after weeks of protests is staggering: At least 340 dead — a number expected to be actually much higher because the government is repressing release of official information while security forces continue to fire live ammunition, among other tactics, to silence demonstrators.
‘Nonlethal weapons’ fired at protesters in Hong Kong, Chile and Iraq are having very dangerous – even deadly – effects
Chile is now suspending the use of pellet guns after the bullets blinded in one eye over 200 people in just 33 days of protests. Meanwhile, at least 20 protesters in Iraq have died from being directly struck by tear gas and stun grenades, according to Amnesty International.
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